Mac's sold. Now what?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PeterQC, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. PeterQC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    I've made basic search around the web and the forum but I didn't found anything that I feel complete.

    I found someone who want to buy my Mac. I'm going to format the disk, Zeroing 7 times If I can, then proceed to reinstall Mac OS X, all the bundled softwares and update it. I will also give to the new owner all that came with the Macbook (box, disk, etc.). Do I have to do anything? Like to give Apple the new informations about the new owner? Or do I just gave him the completly reinstalled Macbook and be done with it?
  2. mknawabi macrumors 6502


    Feb 5, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Just format it, give him the box and discs, and be done with it.
  3. és: macrumors 6502a


    You don't need to give Apple any sort of information. His information will be sent to Apple when he makes his new account on the machine.

    So yeah, format the drive. 7 lots of zeros will take forever and 1 should be absolutely fine. The just reinstall the OS (which will give him a 'new' feel when he first logs on) and give him the disks.
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    I did this on my 20" Core Duo iMac when I sold it.

    It was easy and the buyer really appreciated getting the machine in basically the exact same condition I received it in from Apple.
  5. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    If you have an AppleCare warranty registered to that machine, you can help out the buyer by assisting in the transfer process by calling Apple and passing along their info.
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    Zeroing a disk 7 times is not much more effective than zeroing once. If you do more than one pass, make it the 7 passes of random data.

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